Newport Harbor Church to Host May 4 Program
The OCC Chamber Singers and the OCC Chorale, including talented soloists and a capella ensembles, will perform in a free concert on Sunday, May 4, at 3:00 p.m. at the Newport Harbor Lutheran Church, 798 Dover Drive, Newport Beach. Admission is free, but there will be a freewill offering to support OCC’s vocal programs.
The church is known for its acoustics, according to director Eliza Rubenstein, who will be accompanied by Janelle Kim and Tigranuhi Arakelyen. The concert program includes excerpts from Ralph Vaughan Williams’ powerful and beautiful “Dona Nobis Pacem,” which the Chamber Singers will sing as part of a massed choir with orchestra in Chicago's Orchestra Hall Memorial Day weekend.
Audience members will also hear traditional Native American, Hebrew, and South African songs, as well as a motet by Mendelssohn, a Dolly Parton tune, and an African-American spiritual with an opportunity for the audience to sing along! Older children are invited to attend; childcare will not be provided.
What: OCC Chamber Singers, OCC Chorale in Concert
Directed by Eliza Rubenstein
When: 3:00 p.m., Sunday, May 4
Where: Newport Harbor Lutheran Church
798 Dover Drive, Newport Beach
Admission: Free; freewill offering will support OCC vocal programs
Contact: Juan Gutierrez, Director, Marketing and Public Relations, 714-432-5725
Eliza Rubenstein, OCC Choral Music Director, (714) 432-0202 x21072
Orange Coast College, founded in 1947, is one of the nation's top transfer schools. With a student population of 22,000, OCC provides exemplary programs leading to Associate degrees and 145 career programs. The college's 164-acre campus is located in the heart of Costa Mesa.